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Paonia trustee questions board behavior, sanctions threatened

The Paonia Town Board of Trustees is considering sanctions against a trustee after he released a series of board-related emails during a recent public meeting.

At the May 9 board meeting, trustee Bill Brunner provided copies of emails, sent during 2016 and 2017, to the media and the town clerk.

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Cedaredge trustee resigns
Cedaredge trustee resigns

Cedaredge Trustee Larry Smith in a May 1 letter has submitted his resignation from the town board effective May 15. His current term runs until April 2018.

Smith told the DCI that he felt his extensive travel schedule was taking too much time away from his duties as trustee.

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Cedaredge trustees review USC settlement

Following a Nov. 1 review with the town's attorney, Cedaredge's agreement to buy out Upper Surface Creek water users' (USC) interest in the town water utility is scheduled to be acted on by the town board on Nov. 17.

Trustees met in an executive session on the matter with attorney Stephen Harper at a Nov. 1 work session.

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Crawford council approves donations

At the Nov. 2 council meeting, Crawford trustees unanimously approved three donations totaling $1,137. The donations were all included in the town's 2016 budget.

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Cedaredge trustees to address financial matters

The Cedaredge Town Board will meet this month to act on issues relating to town finances.

Included in the action items for that session are two loans that have been made to the golf course fund from other town funds.

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Orchard City holds budget work session

Orchard City trustees held their first work session for the 2017 budget on Sept. 21. In addition to reviewing department spending proposals, trustees discussed donations the town may make next year.

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Paonia trustees meet tonight to discuss RMP letter

The Town of Paonia Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 5) to discuss proposed comments by the town regarding the Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office draft Resource Management Plan.

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Trustees consider writing off golf loans

A proposal for directly subsidizing the Cedaredge Golf Course with as much as $145,380 from taxpayers and from sewer and water ratepayers is under consideration by the town board as it begins its budget talks.

Under the proposal, trustees would transfer $15,000 in cash from both the sewer and water funds to the golf course.

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Hotchkiss council handles long agenda

A full council of six trustees was seated last Thursday night, May 12, and the Hotchkiss Town Council administrated its way through some 20 line items on the agenda.

Every seat in town hall was full when the meeting began at 6:30 but all had emptied by the time the meeting concluded nearly two-and-a-half hours later.

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Chelsea Bookout sworn in as Paonia trustee
Chelsea Bookout sworn in as Paonia trustee

In facing a decision between an incumbent board member who was not re-elected and a candidate who narrowly missed being elected, the Paonia Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Chelsea Bookout as trustee.

Bookout was among nine candidates vying for three board seats in the April 5 election, and was four votes shy of winning a seat.

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Tollefson named trustee
Tollefson named trustee

The Orchard City Town Board has appointed Gary Tollefson, a 38-year resident of the community, to fill a trustee vacancy.

Tollefson was a U.S. Forest Service employee for 23 years before retiring, he said during his interview on May 11.

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New town board tackles Paonia sidewalk repairs
New town board tackles Paonia sidewalk repairs

Prior to the seating of the new board at the April 26 meeting, Paonia trustees addressed sidewalk repairs. In 2013, voters approved a $3 monthly fee for construction and repair of sidewalks. The fee started in January 2014, and sunsets December 2024. It brings in about $30,000 per year for sidewalk repair and replacement.

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Paonia has 60 days to appoint trustee
Paonia has 60 days to appoint trustee

With 60 days from the April 26 meeting to appoint a trustee, just what process the board will use has yet to be determined.

The vacancy was created when trustee and mayor pro tem Charles Stewart resigned after being elected mayor in the April 5 election.

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New board seated in Orchard City
New board seated in Orchard City

The Orchard City Town Board met in special session April 20 for a changing of the guard as newly elected trustees and mayor accepted their oaths of office and assumed their positions on the town board.

Mayor Ken Volgamore's election by voters to mayor halfway through his four-year trustee term has left one more vacancy on the town board.

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New Cedaredge board hits the ground running

A new Cedaredge mayor and three new town trustees recited their oaths of office and began work on a long evening's business agenda during the town board's regular April 21 meeting.

Outgoing Mayor Pat Means was honored with a testimonial from her successor, Gene Welch, and with a plaque honoring her service to the town.

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Crawford mayor, trustees sworn in
Crawford mayor, trustees sworn in

After an election that couldn't have been any closer, the Town of Crawford swore in its new trustees and mayor April 20 at Crawford Town Hall.

Wanda Gofforth defeated Gill Saunders by one vote, 61-60, and won the mayor's seat.

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Shift by Stewart to Paonia mayor creates vacancy
Shift by Stewart to Paonia mayor creates vacancy

After newly elected trustees and mayor Charles Stewart are sworn in next Tuesday, the Paonia Board of Trustees will need to appoint a person to the board to complete the remaining two years of Stewart's four-year term. Just how that appointment will be made has yet to be determined, but several citizens and some of the sitting trustees believe the decision should be left up to the voters, and not to the board, to decide.

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Orchard City trustees focus on youth sports

Giving final approval to the annual agreement with Field of Dreams for organized youth sports use at Orchard City Town Park was the major business item on the agenda for town trustees on April 13.

The town board's business item gave occasion for the trustees and the youth sports organization's president to exchange appreciation for each other's efforts on behalf of the area's youth sports.

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Trustees hear 2015 project updates

Cedaredge town staff updated trustees on activities as 2015 came to a close. The following excerpts on activities are taken from recent reports that have been submitted by staff.

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Eliminating golf benefit doubles trustees' pay

The Cedaredge Town Board has doubled the monthly paychecks for trustees and increased the mayor's pay while saying it isn't a raise.

Under the plan adopted as Ordinance 2015-10 on Dec. 10, the next members elected to the board of trustees will get 100 percent more money for their service than current trustees do.

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Ordinance details golf benefits

In drafting its proposed Ordinance 2015-10, town staff endeavored to keep individual elected officials' names out of the document.

However, issues are so intertwined that a generalized wording was found to be impossible.

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OC has five board openings

In April's municipal election at Orchard City, there will be four trustee seats up for election -- three with four-year terms and one with a two-year term -- along with the mayoral seat.

Orchard City town clerk Melissa Oelke announced at the trustees' Dec. 9 meeting that candidate petition packets for the upcoming April elections will be available right after the first of the year.

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Paonia passes budget, emergency ordinances

Following almost three months of special meetings, budget hearings and public input, the Town of Paonia passed a balanced 2016 budget and ordinances for water, sewer and garbage rate increases at its Dec. 8 meeting of the board of trustees.

All ordinances, which were passed under emergency measures, were required to pass by a three-fourths majority, and fee increases will be retroactive to Dec. 1.

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Paonia trustees tackle full agenda

Paonia trustees had a full agenda at the regularly scheduled July 14 public meeting.

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